Eggs are abundant from many farms and backyard flocks so grab some extra dozens and enjoy eggs with some breakfast sausages and bacon. I found this recipe from King Arthur Flour and I found the sauce to be a winner and a different than most versions out there.
This makes 1 pizza but since it uses 1/2 pound sausage and our sausage comes in 1 pound why not just make TWO and have awesome leftovers since you do all this work and fire up the oven just do another meal at the same time. Plus use up those delicious eggs and pack on some good protein for all day energy.
BREAKFAST SAUSAGE PIZZA
1 pizza dough. Store bought or homemade whatever works for you.
1/2 pound Creekside Meadows Farm Breakfast Sausage
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced peppers. I don't care for the peppers so I did mushrooms instead
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup milk or half & half
- 4 to 6 large eggs,
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 400F. roll out pizza dough to 14 inch circle or 12x16 rectangle and place on greased or parchment lined pizza pan or cooking sheet. You can let it rise for a thicker crust or not for a thinner crust.
In a medium hot skillet with a dab of butter cook the onions and peppers then add the sausage. Break up the sausage and cook until done/browned. Remove from pan, drain and set aside. Keep drippings in skillet. There should only be about 1 tablespoon or so, dump an excess but keep all those browned bits in there.
Back to the skillet on medium heat. Add 3 tablespoons butter to the drippings and 3 tablespoons flour mix well and cook 3-4 minutes, don't let it brown. Whisk in the cup of milk and simmer until thickened.
Crack eggs in separate bowl. Slowly add eggs to the sauce, whisking away and cooked until soft set. Be careful as you don't want them to done as they will turn rubbery in the oven.
Pour mixture over the pizza dough then top with sausage and both cheeses. Back at 400F for 15-18 minutes until browned and bubbly.
Additions: Add in some ham or bacon for extra yum. Top with salsa....... even add in some zucchini or spinach when you are cooking the sausage.
Another version is to use muffin tins for individual breakfast muffins that you line with pieces of pizza dough or even biscuit dough, then fill with the mixtures and bake the same. Great version for on the go or finger food kids usually gobble up fast.